I went to a new LYS in search of something suitable for a first time lace project. The lady recommended Handmaiden 100% silk boucle. When I started to work with I I wasn't sure it was the best thing and wondered if I'd be 'sold' something pricey but not the best option. I mentioned it on Revelry and lots of the ladies said it was 'impossible', 'not recommended', 'very difficult to work with' and questioned the wisdom / morals of the lady at the LYS.
Being stubborn, and a man, I thought I'd persist and beat the yarn into submission. Its my first attempt at anything lacey. I rather like the result and the one-off hand dyed yarn looks fabulous (my abysmal photography doesn't do it justice). The lady at the LYS is vindicated!
New close-ups attached.